As you know if you’ve been following the blog I’ve recently really been enjoying thrillers. So when I saw T.A. Kunz was looking for reviewers for his new book, Pretty Savage, I was intrigued. Pretty Savage released on Tuesday and today I want to tell you about the book and what I thought. Keep on reading to find out more!
A big thanks to the author for providing me with an e-arc to read and review.
“An intriguing mystery, Pretty Savage is a tension packed, wild journey with engrossing characters. A true page turner.” – #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Bad things never happen in the picturesque town of Haddon Falls … until now.
It all starts with a killer party.
It will end with a savage crime spree.
Seniors Donovan Walsh and Drea Sullivan attend a high school party for very different reasons. But after discovering the body of one of their classmates, they find themselves thrust into the same waking nightmare. From that moment, their lives become intertwined in a search for answers to questions they never should have asked.
As bodies pile high, the unlikely pair dig into Haddon Falls’ past and uncover secrets someone would kill to keep hidden. In a small town where every face is friendly and every door unlocked, Donovan and Drea must unravel who is an ally … and who is willing to bury them-and the truth-six feet under.
“Pretty Savage is a gripping, fast-paced YA thriller featuring a savvy gay male protagonist and his kick-ass female counterpart! Readers who love hints of horror with a blood spatter of romance mixed with page-turning mystery will be left gasping by this wicked masterpiece by T.A. Kunz.” -Bestselling and award winning author Raine Thomas
Trigger/Content Warning: Some Profanity/Language, Mentions of Suicide, Death, Violence, Mentions of Attempted Sexual Assault (Not Graphic), Mentions of Death of A Parent, Drinking, Mentions of Drugs – All Involving Teens.
Pretty Savage is a book I couldn’t put down once I started. It’s everything I was looking for in a thriller with some added horror elements. T.A. Kunz sucked me in with a story full suspense and amazing characters.
No one seems to be safe after Donovan and Drea lose their best friend. This brought them closer and I love how they leaned on each other for support. These characters felt real and I was rooting for them from the start. As more students lose their lives and someone is spotted with a fox mask things get creepy!
What I loved the most about this book was it not being clear who was behind the deaths of these students. I think at some point I thought everyone was suspicious one time or another. Every time I thought I knew who it was something happened that had me doubting my decision. In the end I did figure out who was behind everything before the reveal, but it didn’t make me enjoy Pretty Savage any less.
All in all, Pretty Savage is an amazing diverse thriller with characters I ended up really loving. Also, there are two sweet romances in this book, but it didn’t take over the story. There was a perfect balance and gave a few moments to breathe during this otherwise intense story. I’ll definitely be hoping this author writes more books in the future!
Pretty Savage is a book I won’t forget anytime soon and I can’t wait to see what T.A. Kunz writes next. He is definitely an author to keep an eye on.If you’re looking for a book you can’t put down I recommend picking up Pretty Savage.